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Mar 30, 2007 05:42 AM

Best sushi outside of center city?

Looking for great sushi- with different selection that the typical rolls and sushi you see everywhere. Preferably Delco, Main Line, etc...

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  1. Bluefin in Plymouth Meeting is great - small strip mall location but great fresh fish and a variety of different rolls. I also heard good things about Sushikazu in Blue Bell, but have never been there myself. Those are both in Montco, so they may not be exactly what you are looking for because of the distance.

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    1. re: AmblerGirl

      Sushikazu has gone downhill over the years, especially since Bruce left. The food there is now mediocre and the service isn't much better.

      I've been disappointed with Bluefin as of late, both the food and the service.

      It's not in Delco or Main Line, but Bonjung in Collegeville is where I have been spending my sushi dollars as of late.

      1. re: mitchh

        had some very fine sushi at blue fin recently

        1. re: mitchh

          Just a mention that I ventured to Sushikazu in late May and they are no longer open all day, so make sure to call and see if they are open.
          Fuji in Montgomeryville, same thing, I think it's 12-2 or so for lunch. It's good if you have a non-sushi lover with you, as they can get tempura, etc.
          Thanks for info on Blue Fin. I have to try and HOPE that it hasn't gone downhill before I even got there!

      2. Margaret Kuo's in Media has pretty good sushi with some interesting rolls. There's one in the Granite Run mall and one on State St. I prefer the mall one, myself.

        I also really like a place in Upper Darby called Shogun 3. It's a hibachi restaurant on Rte. 3 in the Manoa shopping plaza. Nothing fancy, but really good quality sushi and rolls, at a reasonable price. It's become the #1 choice for me and my girlfriends. They also let you BYO!

        1. Teikoku, on Rt. 3 east of West Chester, is the best sushi I've had outside the center, hands down.

          I've had sushi at Margaret Kuo's in Media, it was smelly, stinky fish that should not have been used in sushi, so I haven't been back. The mall location is usually better, so I'd assume their sushi is better too, though I've never had it.

          1. There are two Japanese Restaurants in Germantown - IMO both worth a try. Osaka is at the top of the hill and Huuka Huuka (not sure about the spelling nor the address) is at the bottom between Mcdonald's and Cin Cin.

            Osaka Japanese Restaurant
            8605 Germantown Avenue
            Philadelphia, PA 19118
            Phone: 215.242.5900

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            1. re: chowbert

              If you are trying to decide between Osaka and Hokka Hokka, I'd go with Osaka. Hokka Hokka is new to the area, but the rice in my maki rolls was lukewarm. Osaka's sushi is of a much better quality overall, and the atmosphere is much nicer, and the service is wonderful. The two restaurants are of about the same price for dinner. Try the pickled plum rolls at Osaka; a bit odd to some, but delicious.
              Osaka also has a second location in Wayne.

              1. re: chowbert

                Hokka Hokka was mediocre and the service was rotten. I like Osaka as they have fresh wasabi. In my book, fresh wasabi is a make or break.

              2. I'll second the Teikoku pick. Really nice space, good service and sushi. A bit of a haul down Rte 3 but worth it.